Aluminized Steel

MST Steel Carries The Following Types Of Aluminized Steel

Industries Using Aluminized Steel

○ Automotive
○ Water Heating
○ Kitchen Appliances
○ Kitchen Utensils
○ Fireplace and Hearth
○ Air Conditioning
○ Furnace Heating

Our Mills

○ Produce steel to meet the strictest chemistry and dimensional requirements
○ Use state-of-the-art technology to ensure product consistency from us to you
○ Make HSLA steel to provide extra strength to even the heaviest loads
○ Minimize impurities by monitoring the temperature of the steel from start-to-finish
○ Create only the best steel for first-rate machinability

Common Applications for Aluminized Steel

○ Automotive Mufflers
○ Automotive Exhaust systems
○ Kitchen Ranges and Ovens
○ Water Heaters
○ Barbeque Burners
○ Fireplaces
○ HVAC Units
○ Baking Pans
○ Air Conditioners
○ Heating Furnaces

More Information

How Aluminized Steel is Made

Aluminized coating is applied to steel by running the steel through a bath of Aluminum and Silicon Alloy. The process is similar to the Hot Dipped Galvanizing process with one exception, the bath is AlSi rather than Zinc. Aluminized Steel has the following three benefits. (1) Corrosion protection as provided by the Aluminum coating, (2) the superior strength of steel as compared to other metals, and (3) The Aluminum and Silicon alloy provides excellent shielding from heat.

Advantages of Aluminized Steel

Although steel is strong, aluminized steel is best used with projects that do not require a high strength-to-weight ratio. It is also important to remember that aluminum does corrode faster than Zinc. The reason it can be preferable to Zinc-coated products is because Aluminum can with stand temperatures much greater than Zinc. There is also an oxide (Al2O3) that forms after the Aluminum has oxidized which is so strongly bonded to the base metal that the steel is still protected.